The weapons in Elden Ring are truly amazing as they bring such variety in terms of build diversity and so many options on how you can proceed in the game. This guide will help you make builds for Godslayer’s Greatsword in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Godslayer’s Greatsword Builds
Our main weapon for these builds will be the Godslayer’s Greatsword, an impressive greatsword that boasts great damage and a great Weapon Art.
Below we’ve outlined some key builds and all required equipment to complement the Godslayer’s Greatsword.
Black Flame Godslayer Build
- Class: Prophet
- Stats: Faith (Primary), Mind (Primary), Dexterity (Secondary), Vigor (Dexterity)
- Weapons: Godslayer Greatsword and Godslayer’s Seal
- Spells: Black Flame and Black Flame Blade
Barbarian Godslayer Build
- Class: Vagabond
- Stats: Strength (Primary), Endurance (Primary), Dexterity (Secondary), Vigor (Secondary)
- Skills: Ash of War: War Cry
- Talisman: Green Turtle Talisman, Erdtree’s Favor, Crimson Seed Talisman
Best Stats for Godslayer’s Greatsword Builds
Godslayer’s Greatsword scales well with both Faith and Dexterity, so you will have to focus on these to stats to have good damage options both as a caster and a melee character.
For both builds, you’ll also want to put points in strength secondarily to at least meet the requirements of the Godslayer Greatsword. For damage, no need to increase strength as its scaling remains at D even at +10
Best Weapons for Godslayer’s Greatsword Builds
For Black Flame Godslayer build, we will focus on the flaming power of the Godslayer’s Greatsword. The Greatsword comes with The Queen’s Black Flame skill that allows you to cover your weapon in black flames before delivering a mighty horizontal slash.
The attack will set your enemies on fire, and they will continue to burn as they take additional damage over time for a few seconds. Your main source of damage will be the Godslayer’s Greatsword, of course.
The sword has great potential as it deals high physical and fire damage, and being a greatsword, it will stagger most of the smaller enemies and break the poise of larger enemies.
Coming to the Barbarian Godslayer build, this Build depends on the high damage output of a Greatsword and the fire that comes with it.
So, for the weapons, your focus will be Greatsword. It is a colossal sword that can deal a huge amount of damage to the enemy. Moreover, it can help you to deal with multiple enemies at the same time.
Best Spells for Godslayer’s Greatsword Builds
For the first build, we recommend using Godslayer’s Seal as it buffs all your Godslayer’s Incantations, like the Black Flame by 10%.
The Black Flame incantations are extremely strong against all enemies. Including the fact that these incantations do deal additional damage, they are valuable for every encounter. Since the Godslayer’s Greatsword and the Godslayer’s Seal both scale well with Strength and use the black flame incantations, they serve better together.
The Black Flame spell is a long-range black spell that summons fireballs to explode on impact, making the spell mighty useful in case you’re not interested in close-quarter combat. The spell also deals extra fire damage similar to the Queen’s Black Flame. Take note that the Black Flame spell’s attack can be charged for extra damage. The build focuses on using the Black Flame to its full extent.
For the second build, Use the skill War Cry on any side weapon. We will use the weapon in offhand to use the buffs provided by the skill, since we cannot change the skill on Godslayer’s Greatsword.
The build requires you to increase your damage output as much as you can. To do this, simply use the Ashes of War: War Cry skill in the off-hand weapon then two-hand your sword.
This will allow you to use the damage buff provided by the skill, which is an increase of 10% damage for about 20 seconds. Additionally, you have the Queen’s Black flame that will allow you to further increase your damage. The fire damage can linger for a while and make you much more powerful.
Best Talismans for Godslayer’s Greatsword Builds in Elden Ring
The talismans we are using for both builds are to increase your health and stamina recovery. You do always need stamina to get the most out of these builds.
The Erdtree’s favor will increase your stamina and health, allowing you to be more aggressive. The Erdtree’s Favor also increases your stamina recovery rate by 6.75% along with an increase of Health Points by 3% and Equip Load by 5% at its basic level.
The Crimson Seed Talisman can further boost Health Points obtained by Flask of Crimson tears by 20% and The Green Turtle’s talisman boosts stamina recovery rate by 8 points/second.
Take note that the sword’s colossal-type nature sacrifices attack speed for increased damage. You’ll have to attack carefully and keep moving most of the time to avoid getting hit, absorbing a greater amount of stamina, which is where the Erdtree’s Favor and Green Turtle’s Talisman come in.
Another thing to note is that you might get hit while attacking with this sword due to its low draw speed, which is why you need the Erdtree’s favor and the Crimson Seed Talisman to Heal up quickly. These talismans work best together as they affect a wide variety of areas, so there is no need to use different talismans to affect each specific point, like HP and stamina